Irven E. and NeVada P. Linscomb Foundation

Fund Description: 

Mr. and Mrs. Linscomb were dedicated to helping those who, through no fault of their own, could not help themselves. 

Contact Person: 
Gwen Wurst / / 816.627.3446

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 5:00 p.m. CST

Notifications will be mailed approximately three months following the deadline.

Areas of Interest:
In keeping with the intent of Mr. and Mrs. Linscomb, programs impacting the lives of underserved, low income children (defined as ages birth to 18) will receive preference in consideration. The Foundation primarily supports programs that offer:

  • Direct delivery of human or social services to poor, needy, and/or disabled children
  • Education for low income or disadvantaged children

The Linscomb Foundation prefers to support the following with one year grants:

  • General operating
  • Program support
  • One-time expenditures for equipment to benefit programs assisting children

Geographic Focus:
Grants are made to agencies serving Clay and/or Platte Counties.

Grant Range: 
The grants generally range in size from $5,000 to $50,000.

Areas of Exclusion:

  • Debt reduction
  • Capital expenditures
  • Endowment campaigns
  • Grants to individuals
  • Special events
  • Annual campaigns
  • Membership drives
  • Conference expenses
  • Political activities, including educational initiatives meant to directly influence political activity
  • The Linscomb Foundation will not be the sole funder of any program or project

Other Important Information:
Applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors who make all funding decisions. The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is available to assist organizations by providing feedback on grant applications prior to their submission. Contact Gwen Wurst at 816.627.3446 to discuss applications. Feedback calls should be made at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.

Important Dates:

Application Launch: April 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. CST.

All applicants will be notified of a decision via standard mail in October 2020. 

Procedures for Grant Seekers: 

Applications must be submitted through the online grants management system SurveyMonkey Apply. If your organization is not registered for an account, please click the Register button to get started. Please contact 816.627.3452 or for any technical assistance.

2019 Grantees:

Ability KC
After the Harvest
Assistance League of Kansas City
Children's Center for the Visually Impaired
Children's Mercy Hospital
Clay County Clothes Closet
Easterseals Midwest
Feed Northland Kids
Feed Northland Kids - Backpack Shepherds
Giving The Basics Inc.
Harvesters - The Community Food Network
In As Much Ministry
Liberty Parks & Recreation Charitable Fund
Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry
Missouri College Advising Corps.
Northland Assistance Center
Northland Early Education Center
Phoenix Family Housing Corp.
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, Inc.
Synergy Services, Inc.
The Family Conservancy
The Farmer's House, Inc.
The Salvation Army
Tri-County Community Mental Health Services, Inc.
YMCA of Greater Kansas City